Monday, 27 April 2015

Munchkin | Review and Giveaway

As I've mentioned previously - Ethan and I (plus bump!) are brand ambassadors for the fabulous brands that are Lindam and Munchkin. We ambassadors for them last year and loved their products so much that when they asked if we wanted to stay on, it wasn't something we had to even think about. Today I am going to be sharing a little information on some four great Munchkin products we've been using over the past couple of months and then at the end of the post there will be an exciting opportunity to enter to win all four of the products that we're featuring.


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Baby #2.. 31 Weeks Pregnant.. Hiccups and Womb Parties!

31 weeks pregnant, 31 weeks,

Today I am 31 weeks and 6 days pregnant.. I have less than nine weeks left to go (minus or plus 2!) and I'm super super excited. 

Baby is back to being Mr. Active again and seems to not really like sleep too much! He loves a good late-night womb party and seems to enjoy keeping Mummy wide awake. He's had a few spouts of (what I'm pretty sure are) hiccups and these seem to go on forever and ever! 


Saturday, 25 April 2015

How not to get caught up in the seemingly perfect worlds that are Pinterest, Vlogging and Blogging

I read this fantastic and really interesting blog post written by fellow blogger and my good friend Hayley from Sparkles and Stretchmarks. The post talks about the seemingly perfect world that people often create or show via their Instagram feeds. She talks about the reasons why some of us might set pictures up rather than just take a snap of our everyday lives, she makes some really interesting points but mostly reminds us all not to get caught up on the way that someone else's instagram feed looks. Because as she so rightly puts it, "a perfect Instagram shot does not a perfect life make'.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

5 Things I Want to Teach My Children About Money

Money doesn't grow on trees 

At the age Ethan is now, there's absolutely no way that I would expect him to understand where money comes from or how it works. To him, at the moment, money pretty much does grow on trees, as he doesn't even understand what the word money is. But there will come a time when Ethan (and his soon to be little brother) will understand the concept of money and will realise what the things that look just like fancy pieces of paper that are sometimes slotted inside birthday and Christmas cards are. I want them to understand from the age that that they realise what they are receiving that people have had to work for that money and that receiving money is not just something that they should expect.


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Channel Mum, YouTube and Vlogging

Last month I came across Channel Mum - a brand new (and the UK's first) YouTube network for Mums, who's motto is "The honest face of parenting". They were (and still are) offering to sponsor one hundred Mums who aspire to grow a channel on YouTube. Channel Mum Founder, Siobhan Freegard OBE, previously founded the UK’s biggest parenting website, Netmums and is now helping, supporting and advising the vloggers who are accepted on to the Channel Mum sponsorship programme. 

Panasonic HC-W570 twin camera


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ethans 2nd Birthday | Part 2

On Saturday, following on from our day at Paultons Park for Ethans 2nd birthday last Friday, we had a little party for him at home with some of our family. I actually spent the few days before his birthday constantly checking and re-checking the weather app on my phone, hoping to see that it was going to say that we'd be getting sunshine on both days and luckily enough - we did. We did have a little rain when we first got to Paultons Park on Friday, but other than that on both days the weather was beautiful and it meant that on the Saturday we could open up the double doors in our living room and all sit out in the garden in the sun! I personally think that when the sun is shining, everything somehow seems that much nicer, don't you?!


Monday, 20 April 2015

Ethans 2nd Birthday | Part 1

Writing this makes me feel like I really need to find that elusive magical stopwatch that freezes time.. because on Friday my little boy turned two years old.. two!! I'm not quite sure how it's been two years since that moment that I gave birth to him, or even two years and nine months ago since I found out that I was expecting him. But it's happened.. he's had his second birthday.. already!

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